Welcome To October!
Hello Knox Families!
We are off to a great start this school year. This month our ASB student leaders attended the CADA conference in Del Mar with our ASB friends from Millennial Tech Middle. We also launched our new Positive School Culture and Climate brag tag program. All Knox students have a Knox Middle lanyard. Students can earn brag tags for academic accomplishments as well as for exhibiting the Bulldog Way. This month we celebrated our students for Respect. Our October theme is: Integrity.
Knox is the proud recipient of a QSIEN (Quality School In Every Neighborhood) award for our collaboration with parents. Each month we host a parent circle as well as a parent workshop. Our Knox families had their first circle this month, as well as the opportunity to attend a Middle School Matters workshop with our Gear Up partners at CEP.
Thank you to everyone that also came out for our Computers 2 Kids event last week, as well as Back to School Night.
We are very excited for the many new partnerships we have established for this school year. In order to support our students as leaders as well as to support social-emotional learning at school, our partners will be working with our students during the week on campus.
For this school year, we have established partnerships with:
Boys to Men-Wednesday
Paving Great Futures-Lunch
Star Pal-After School
You can learn more about these partnerships in the links below.
We have also begun our school-wide Advisory reading program Achieve 3000, in order to promote our school-wide literacy focus. We are excited for our students to begin to monitor their own reading growth on a daily basis. Please ask your student about this program and their current Lexile level.
We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students will be checking out independent reading books during library visits with their English class.
All Knox students will have nightly math homework. Homework is assigned from a math packet that is given to the students at the start of each chapter.
Thank you for your partnership!
Brag Tag Awards!!
Bulldog Way: Respect Award
Meet Our Science Team!!
Knox Science Update
Ms. Peretto-Science 6/Science7
Mr. Rubira-Science 6/Science 8
Ms. White-Science 7
Ms. Barr-Science 8
Students have math homework every night!
English Language Arts Update
During the month of October, our students will engage with grade-level text as they dive into their first novel of the year.
Our Knox focus for the year will continue to be engaging all of our students as readers and writers in all classes.
Current Units (October):
6th Grade Unit 1-The Lightning Thief
Knox ELA teachers implement the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes. Please click the links above to learn more about what your student is learning in class.
Students may log into Achieve 3000 articles at home as part of their nightly homework or may read an independent reading book from the Knox library.
Parent Portal- Grades and Attendance
To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions on how to access your student's grades and attendance
The STAY curriculum focuses on truancy and attendance. The school-based instruction explores factors which contribute to truancy, and the resulting consequences of missing school. Topics range from goal-setting, coping skills, support system, self-evaluation, and both personal and environmental factors that contribute to truancy.
We will continue to provide incentives to students that clear all of their missed days, showing responsible attendance!
Saturday School has started!
We are open this month on:
Each session will clear 1 full day absence and 3 tardies.
Happening on Campus this Month
10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29-After school tutoring, late bus (every Tuesday)
10/11-P1 grading period ends
10/17-Report cards mailed home- LOP list p1 published
10/18-Great Shake Out
10/22- Chargers Outdoor Fitness Center Grand Opening-invitation only
10/28-Red Ribbon Week
SAVE THE DATE
October Lincoln Cluster Meeting- @ Porter Elem.
Monday, Oct. 21st, 5:30pm
445 South 47th Street
San Diego, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Join our monthly parent events!
Knox Food Pantry and Parent Circle- Room 15
Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 8:30am
Room 15 @ Knox
Translation will be available.
8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15
9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry
Please bring your empty grocery bags.
Knox Parent Workshop #2 and Food Pantry
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 8:30am
Knox Room 15
We will begin our food pantry at 10:30 am on this day.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Knox Partnerships 19-20
Key Contacts At Knox:
Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia- email@example.com
Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza- email@example.com
Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez- email@example.com
Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Assist-Linda Dozier- email@example.com
Parent Liason- Marthita Huezo- firstname.lastname@example.org